Now is a great time to Get Outside, exercise, and enjoy the healing power of nature. Delaware Nature Society’s (DelNature) trails at Ashland, DEEC, and Abbott’s Mill remain open and we simply ask you maintain a safe social distance.
The community has been good to DelNature and we want to return the favor with fun ideas, tips, and educational materials that can all be accessed from your own home.
10 Fun Outdoor Activities for Adults and Families
1) Create Your Special Spot Outdoors
Place a blanket, cushions, or chairs under a tree or in a garden. Maybe hang a bird feeder nearby. Read, relax, and enjoy a change of scenery. If you have a mobile device, check out our Nature of Delaware blog while you relax outdoors.
2) Visit our trails at Ashland, DEEC,
and Abbott’s Mill
Walk the pond loop and gardens at DuPont Environmental Education Center on Wilmington’s Riverfront and bike or walk Jack A. Markell Trail.
Your support makes our trails possible.
3) Help Nature Research
Download the iNaturalist app to your phone and snap photos of plants and animals and submit it to the site. Kids can then see if others agree with their sighting submission, and research the life histories of the plants and animals they find in their yards.
At Ashland? You’re helping out Ashland’s biodiversity study project when you use iNaturalist on Ashland’s land!
5) Build a Fairy or Hobbit House
6) Grow a Seed and Reuse at the Same Time!
Save seeds from an orange, avocado, or anything you’ve eaten and grow them in reused containers (yogurt cups, egg cartons) with these tips.
8) Start Your Spring Garden with Wildlife-helping Plants
9) Brighten Everyone’s Day with Nature Photos and Videos
Take the Daily Nature Photo Challenge! Take a photo or video of nature each day and post it on social media, tagging Delaware Nature Society. It’ll brighten the day of others, especiallys those who can’t get outside. We can all use a little more beauty in our online socializing!
10) More Fun Outdoor Activities In Your Yard or at a Park
Go on a Nature Scavenger Hunt (printout).
See a tree? Find out what it’s called! If you see mud, there could be raccoon, opossum, bird or other wildlife tracks in it. Learn what tracks go with what animal. If you see or hear a bird, you can figure out which bird it is!
Recipe of the Week
Slow Roasted Oregano Chicken with Buttered Tomatoes
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